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okstoplaughing From: okstoplaughing Date: November 25th, 2007 12:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

absolutely correct

pedestrians = best assumed stupid / drunk / mad / asleep and squishy

motorists = in control of potentially lethal device and armoured

therefore the onus is on the motorist to take additional care over and above what is reasonable.

you can educate people on safe machine-tool use, but you still need to put guards on lathes for the one day a usually competent operator forgets their brain. Because that's the day the accident will happen. So educating peds won't make much difference (speaking as one who's caused an RTA and is reasonably educated in road use)

If I as a motorist / cyclist hit a ped, it's the same as me as a motorist / cyclist running into the back end of a car - I'm at fault for not realising how stupid people can be. Maybe not 'fair', but my fault.
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